On the Road…to Culture Change: NHC Healthcare, Maryland Heights

NHC Healthcare, Maryland Heights
In early August 2015, I attended the national culture change conference hosted by the Pioneer Network in Chicago, Illinois.  During one of the training sessions, someone asked if nursing homes could keep live chickens…to read more and view photos, click here: NHC Healthcare, Maryland Heights

On the Road…to Culture Change Additions

Arbor Health
In July 2015, I visited Arbor Health, LLC in University City. Arbor Health is 45-resident residential care home that is dually licensed with the Department of Health and Senior Services and Department of Mental Health. Arbor Health is an all-male home…to read more and view photos, click here: Arbor Health

Victorian Place of Washington
In August 2015, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation Communications Representative Leslie Sebastian and I visited Victorian Place of Washington and The Arbors at Victorian Place. Victorian Place is a 48-resident assisted living home and The Arbors is a 32-resident assisted living home…to read more and view photos, click here: Victorian Place of Washington

On the Road to Culture Change…Visit to Dolan Memory Care Homes (Update)

The Neighborhood at Les Maisons consists of four assisted living homes located on a private cul-de-sac in St. Louis.  They are owned and operated by Dolan Memory Care Homes.  The homes are named after French cities, Calais Manor, Clermont Manor, Lourdes Manor, and Lyon Manor.  Each home has…to read more and view photos, click here:  Dolan Memory Care Homes

On the Road to Culture Change…Visit to Lincoln Community Care Center (Update)

In 2011, I visited Lincoln Community Care Center (LCCC), a 66-resident skilled nursing and 14-resident assisted living home located in Lincoln.  Recently, Administrator Donna Bowers invited me back to share the changes that have taken place since.  I visited again in March 2015.  One of the first things I noticed was… to read more and view photos, click here: Lincoln Community Care Center Update

On the Road to Culture Change…Visit to Marshfield Care Center

In February 2015, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation Communications Representative Leslie Sebastian and I visited Marshfield Care Center and Marshfield Place. Marshfield Care Center is a 77-resident skilled nursing home and Marshfield place, next door, is a 40-resident residential care home… to read more and view photos, click here: Marshfield Care Center.

New Generations Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2014

The Section for Long-Term Care Regulation has published New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 2, Spring 2014.

A complimentary color copy will be distributed via regular mail to each licensed home in Missouri. The spring issue is now available on the Department’s website, along with an archive of previous issues.  Please visit http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/providerinfo.php.

Visit to Good Shepherd Nursing Home

by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In February 2014, I visited Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Residential Care in Lockwood.  Good Shepherd includes a 69-resident Medicare/Medicaid Certified skilled nursing home and 20-resident residential care home, operated by a not-for-profit nursing home district…to read more and view photos, click here: Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

Visit to Chateau Girardeau

by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In February 2014, I visited Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau.  Chateau Girardeau is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community that was founded by the Presbyterian Church.  The 40-acre campus includes 37 individual Independent Living homes, 99 Independent Living apartments, a 55-resident Assisted Living Home, and a 75-resident Skilled Nursing Home.  The skilled nursing home includes a 16-resident short term rehabilitation neighborhood and 20-resident dementia neighborhood…to read more and view photos, click here:  Chateau Girardeau.

New Generations Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2014

The Section for Long-Term Care has published New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 1, Winter 2014.  This issue is now available on our website, along with an archive of previous newsletters.  Please visit http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/providerinfo.php.

Visit to Rockhill Manor Assisted Living

by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In November 2013, I visited Rockhill Manor Assisted Living located in the historic Southmoreland District of Kansas City.  Rockhill is a 190-resident home that serves individuals with chronic mental illness, including a 10-resident respite unit that provides a 30-day program under contract with Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health.  They are licensed by both the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Department of Mental Health … to read more and view photos click here:  Rockhill Manor Assisted Living.

Visit to Ravenwood – Assisted Living by Americare

by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In November 2013, I visited Ravenwood – Assisted Living by Americare.   Ravenwood is a 55-resident home in Springfield, which includes The Arbors, a 15-resident special care home that serves individuals with dementia.  They also provide adult daycare and respite care to support caregivers in the community…to read more and view photos click here: Ravenwood – Assisted Living by Americare

Visit to Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility

by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In October 2013, I visited Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility in Stockton.  Lake Stockton is a 75-resident skilled nursing home and 37-resident assisted living home.  The skilled home includes an 11-resident special care unit that serves individuals with dementia… to read more and view photos click here: Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility

New Generations – Autumn 2013 Quarterly Newsletter

The Section for Long-Term Care has published New Generations – Volume 11, Issue 4, Autumn 2013.  This issue is now available on our website, along with an archive of previous newsletters.  Please visit http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/providerinfo.php.

Visit to Oakdale Care Center

by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In June 2013, I visited Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff.  Oakdale is located on a 32-acre property with a 70-resident Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing home, 60-resident assisted living home, and a 36-resident residential care home.  They have duplexes, some of which are rented to staff members and residents’ family members.  This enables the family members to be close by and easily visit, share meals, and participate in activity programs with their loved ones…to read more and view photos, click here: Oakdale Care Center

Visit to The Baptist Home – Chillicothe

by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In June 2013, I visited The Baptist Home in Chillicothe. Administrator Lynn Jackson showed me around the 34-resident intermediate care and 20-resident assisted living home. There are also several free-standing independent living homes on the property. While I believe they are technically located within city limits, the large estate has the feel of country living.

Not only is the property very scenic, it provides built-in activities. The pond is stocked with catfish, bass, and hybrid sunfish, which many residents enjoy catching and eating. It is also home to as many as 25 geese. There were seven nests around the pond this past spring. One goose has had two successful hatches by a tree next to the driveway. The geese have learned that an easy meal can be had by knocking seed from the home’s bird feeders. Some deer have also learned the trick… to read more and view photos, click here:  The Baptist Home – Chillicothe

Visit to Schuyler County Nursing Home

by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In June 2013, I visited Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City.  Schuyler is a 60-resident Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing home operated by the Schuyler County Nursing Home District and a good example of the fact that culture change is about much more than a fancy building; it is about relationships and assisting individuals to live their lives the way they choose to live them…to read more and view photos, click here: Schuyler County Nursing Home